The Turk Hyde Mini Park Pilot Program was a great success. TLCBD and our partners set out to create a safe, clean, welcoming atmosphere on an extremely troubled park. We cultivated community member buy-in while transforming the negative uses of the park into positive experiences. During the pilot program, we served 2,308 people and programmed 123 activations. Most of all, we invested in people, and the people made the difference.
Please save the date for the next Tenderloin Talk Live on January 24th at 5PM. We will continue the quality of life conversation, reporting back on what we heard at our previous event and presenting our strategy and work plan for improving quality of life in the Tenderloin.
During the celebration, Program Director Kate Robinson reflected on the growth of Safe Passage from an entirely volunteer operation started by neighborhood moms in 2008. Our Tenderloin resident Corner Captains have become the heart and soul of our organization. It means so much to us that Microsoft would put this together to honor their commitment and to bring extra joy to their families during the holidays.
From the moment TLCBD communications staff discussed regularly nominating heroes, Safe Passage Corner Captains put forth Officer Eric Robinson as a ‘must recognize’. Have a nomination for our neighborhood heroes column? Tell Fernando@tlcbd.org. Acts of beauty and courage are never too small, and at this time nominations of any kind are considered.
In November, the Clean Team properly disposed of 2088 syringes, removed 781 stickers/graffiti from public surfaces, and collected 781 bags of trash totaling 27,193 lbs among other services. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online.
Attention property owners, in 2018 the Tenderloin Community Benefit District will expand the TLCBD Camera Program to several new locations in the neighborhood. Want to add your building to the TLCBD network? We will be working to provide matching grants to offset costs.
While students were out of school during the Thanksgiving holiday, Safe Passage Corner Captains took time for personal enrichment with a safety training organized by Tenderloin Station officer Yossef Azim.
Around here, we tend to improve with age. . . On Monday, November 13th, our Safe Passage Senior program partnered with San Francisco Senior Center for a health and fitness walk in the neighborhood. Stay tuned for more updates from our walking groups. Want to partner or attend, contact us.
SF Rec and Park hosts a community meeting tonight (11/16) from 6-7:30pm at Boeddeker Park Clubhouse to share concept designs ahead of moving forward with the Turk Hyde Improvement Project. Click here for tonight's flyer. Gentle Movement Class returns 11/20. Continuing Thursdays after Thanksgiving, Faithful Fools Street Ministry brings the Listening Post. They want to hear from you!
In the month of October, Clean Team responded to 109 hotline calls. You can call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online. A special recognition to resident and Tenderloin tour guide Pam Coates for alerting our attention to Mona Caron's Windows into the Tenderloin last month. Thanks, Pam!